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How to travel to PARIS?

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TRAVELLING TO PARIS - Airports and train stations​

Travelling to Paris is a simple and convenient experience, thanks to its position as a major international transport hub. International visitors have a choice of arrival options, including two major international airports and numerous well-connected train stations.

Paris Airports

The city is served by two main airports: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Airport (ORY). Together, they handle hundreds of international and domestic flights every day.

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): This is France’s largest airport and Europe’s second largest, handling flights from almost every major city in the world. It is located some 25 kilometers northeast of downtown Paris.

Orly Airport (ORY) : Located around 13 kilometers south of Paris, Orly is the second-largest airport in the Paris region. It mainly serves domestic and European flights, but also handles some intercontinental flights.

Cabs, shuttles, car-sharing services and public transport, such as the RER B for CDG and the T7 tramway for Orly, connect the airports to downtown Paris.

Paris stations

Paris has six major stations, each of which is an arrival point for travelers from different parts of France and Europe.

Gare du Nord: Europe’s busiest station, home to Eurostar trains from London and Thalys trains from Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne.

Gare de Lyon: Located in the 12th arrondissement, this is the departure point for trains to the south and east of France, as well as to Switzerland, Italy and Spain.

Gare de l’Est: Mainly serves eastern France and international destinations, including Germany, Russia and Austria.

Saint-Lazare station: This is the arrival station for those traveling from Normandy.

Montparnasse station: Trains arrive here from Brittany, southwest France and Spain.

Austerlitz station: serves central France and certain eastern regions.

The Rugby World Cup attracts fans from all over the world. Whether you choose to arrive in Paris by plane or train, you’ll find that the journey to the City of Light is as exciting as the tournament itself. Welcome to Paris!

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